Warp Five 179: Extralegal and Morally Wrong / by Brandon-Shea Mutala

Section 31.


Running Time: 51 minutes 30 seconds
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Section 31 was introduced in the sixth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine just when the war seemed to be reaching a tipping point for the Federation. Labelled as an illegal group that worked outside of Starfleet and was accountable to no one, many fans latched on to this story element, and it quickly became a favorite of many. This organization would continue to crop up in the series, and was even recently announced to have their own upcoming series on CBS All Access.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin are joined by New York Times bestselling author David Mack to discuss Section 31. We talk about their origins, how they changed in the Kelvin timeline, badges, and common misconceptions fans have on the organization.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome, Boomers! (00:01:31)
Divisive Aspect (00:02:40)
Initial Reactions (00:06:58)
Questionable Decisions (00:10:10)
Overused? (00:16:30)
Section 31 in Star Trek: Enterprise (00:24:27)
Are They Justified? (00:31:55)
Final Thoughts (00:39:42)
Finding David (00:42:00)
Closing (00:45:00)


Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin


David Mack


Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)